St Francis of Assisi Parish
May 302020
The New Cathedral Parish

A very warm welcome to your new parish – the gathering of the former St Francis of Assisi Parish and St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Parish. We love our parish communities, so I firstly want to acknowledge the rich history of these two communities – each of which are themselves made up of amalgamations of earlier parishes. [more…]

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May 082020
On Pilgrimage to Pentecost

We are on a journey or perhaps a Pilgrimage towards Pentecost. Pentecost is about new beginnings. People of Christchurch seem to have embraced new beginnings in the last 10 year but we know there are many emotions that come with new beginnings. Our friends in Australia have created an online Pilgrimage towards Pentecost which I [more…]

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Apr 182020
Reflecting on the Sunday Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter

The following link will take you to Mass with Bishop Paul streamed onlineMonday to Saturday at 9amSunday at 10amclick here Masses were offered this week for: Nora Collier, Monica Thachankeary, Anthony Camps-Campins (Recent); Special Intention (2).If you wish to have a Mass offered please email your parish secretary with the details. Readings for the Second Sunday in Easter Acts [more…]

 18/04/2020  Categories: Editorial, News
Apr 112020
Reflection on the Sunday Gospel

Father Simon’s Easter Sunday Reflection Rejoice! He is truly risen! Jesus’ presence and ministry among his people was resolutely physical. He reached out and touched especially those at the edge of society, the sick, the outcasts, the poor. His disciples too were each in some way touched by him. He laid his hands on them, drew [more…]

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